Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling is a freelance journalist specializing in narrative features and investigative reporting. He has been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won a George Polk Award, and been voted Journalist of the Year by the Maine Press association, among numerous other honors.
His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, USA Today, Popular Science, Atavist Magazine, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Associated Press, and elsewhere.
Welcome to an intellectually stimulating episode that ventures into the realms of deception, devotion, in health and healing. In this intriguing installment, we are privileged to engage in a conversation with esteemed author Matt Hongoltz Hetling. His new book, “If It Sounds Like a Quack.” takes us on a captivating journey that explores the confluence of scams, religion, fanatical beliefs, and cults, and their troubling impact on the world of medicine and beyond. Matt Hongoltz Hetling’s meticulously researched book shines a light on the underbelly of society, revealing the entanglement of pseudoscience, misguided faith, and the far-reaching consequences they bring.
With a discerning eye for detail and a commitment to exposing the truth, Matt delves into stories that often challenge our understanding of reality. “If It Sounds Like a Quack” is a masterful dissection of the blurred lines between authentic medical practices and fraudulent claims. Through our conversation, we’ll gain insight into Matt’s investigative methods, his encounters with individuals who have fallen prey to fraudulent schemes, and his reflections on the broader societal implications of these disturbing trends.
In a world where the fusion of faith, deception, and health-related matters can lead to dire consequences, this podcast episode invites listeners to engage critically with the narratives that shape our perceptions. Whether you’re an advocate for evidence-based practices or intrigued by the psychology of devotion, this discourse with Matt Hongoltz Hetling will challenge your preconceptions and inspire a deeper examination of the forces at play in our world.